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The wedding reception is where the party really starts. It’s where you and your guests will celebrate your “I dos” with drinking, dancing, mixing and mingling. Find out how to choose the best venue for you, how to decorate it, and of course, how to choose the menu.



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First dance songs
Stacey TC, On November 13, 2021 at 10:28

First dance songs are a big part of your day, and will be "your song" after. How did you choose it? Does it have specific meaning to you or your partner or both? If you haven't picked one yet, do you...

Tunisha, yesterday at 19:55 17 202 1
Dad/daughter Dance Song
Abbie, On November 15, 2021 at 16:13

Hello all! How did you pick your Father/Daughter song? I’ve always said I wanted to use a song that my Dad and I would dance to when I was really little all the time, but it’s not a song about a...

Tunisha, yesterday at 19:42 24 206
Grand Entrance Songs
Hank, On November 13, 2021 at 18:54

What songs are you using for your bridal party's grand entrance into the reception? There are a lot of hype tracks out there so curious as to what you plan to use to start the party.

Jennifer, saturday 20-Nov-21 17 107
Father daughter dance songs but with my uncle ?
Alyx, Yesterday at 23:40

I feel like I’ve listened to every song possible and nothing is meaningful to me, or relatable to my relationship with my uncle .. I grew up with my grandparents but my grandpa passed so my uncle is...

Alyx, yesterday at 23:40 2
Bought the chocolate for candy bar!
Rayanne, On November 26, 2021 at 16:11

I went out to brave the black Friday crowds today to but some of the coloured lindt chocolate balls. I got a couple of the 150 boxes for only $45/box. I loved that I could pick out any colours...

Rayanne, saturday 27-Nov-21 10 50
Megan, On November 19, 2021 at 12:38

How did everyone pick what kind of music you wanted during your reception? Meaning like for cocktail hour, during dinner?? We are having a rustic wedding in the fall of 22

Jenn, wednesday 24-Nov-21 7 50
Father/daughter dance for groom?
Jenny, On November 17, 2021 at 00:42

Okay not sure if this is the right place to ask this but my fiancé and I have been together for five years (six next year a few weeks after we get married!) and we have two daughters who are three and...

Hank, wednesday 17-Nov-21 2 31
Father-daughter Dance
Julietta, On November 13, 2021 at 22:05

Hi guys! I'm looking for advice. My MIL and FH want to have a mother-son dance, but me and my dad who have a great relationship aren't really dancers. I feel that by dancing with someone else it might...

Vinod, monday 15-Nov-21 4 46
Step and Repeat Banner vs Photo Booth
Jarrod, On November 10, 2021 at 15:14

Hey All! Long story short, fiancee and I are doing a themed wedding entirely around musicals. Photo Booths seem to be a rather popular thing I see from wedding photos, I'm curious if anyone here has...

Stacey TC, thursday 11-Nov-21 2 46
Winter Venue Colors?
Zara, On November 4, 2021 at 16:49

Hi everyone, after postponing twice and having to find a new venue because of problems with my previous location, I am planning my event again! I am excited as it is in two months. Do you have any...

Alexandra, monday 8-Nov-21 9 81
Cake tasting
Lindsay, On November 5, 2021 at 14:37

Hi everyone I have a question, Is it common to have a comped cake tasting if we are buying the cake from that company? I am doing some research and this one company is changing $80 for a cake...

Hank, friday 5-Nov-21 5 59
All about catering - Name your serving style
Joey, On May 6, 2019 at 08:05

This week we're talking about food, glorious food! What serving style have you chosen for your wedding dinner? Plated? Photo by Kiss the Cook Catering in Toronto Buffet? Photo by Uptown Chefs Catering...

Kayla, wednesday 3-Nov-21 40 240
A Few Of Our Favourite Things - Music
Joey, On March 25, 2019 at 08:05

Are you both a little bit country? How about a little bit rock and roll? Is there a band or song that is important in your relationship? Will you be incorporating it into your wedding? What music do...

Samantha, friday 29-Oct-21 36 158
All about catering - Will you surprise your guests with a late night snack?
Joey, On May 6, 2019 at 08:05

This week we're talking about food, glorious food! Will you serve a special snack to fuel some extra late night dancing? Will you call in a food truck, a DIY station, your favorite bar snack, or...

Samantha, friday 29-Oct-21 32 375
All about catering - What's for dessert?
Joey, On May 6, 2019 at 08:05

After the wedding meal comes - you guessed it - more food! Are you offering something sweet after the meal? Wedding cake? Desserts? A candy buffet? A cookie table? A little of everything? Photo by...

Samantha, friday 29-Oct-21 32 198
All about catering - Share your menu!
Joey, On May 6, 2019 at 08:05

This week we're talking about food, glorious food, and we've finally come to the main event! What is your wedding dinner menu? Yum! Photo by Ullrich’s in Pembroke >>Click here to go to the next...

Samantha, friday 29-Oct-21 23 225
All about catering - Will you serve any special drinks?
Joey, On May 6, 2019 at 08:05

Catering isn't just food, it's also important to consider what beverages your guests will be pairing with their meals. What drinks are you offering your guests? Have you chosen a special wine? Your...

Samantha, friday 29-Oct-21 27 130
All about catering - How did you find your caterer?
Joey, On May 6, 2019 at 08:05

Picking a caterer is a big decision you'll make early in your planning process, and it'll probably take up a very large percentage of your total wedding budget, so you'll want to be sure you make the...

Samantha, friday 29-Oct-21 33 159
Wedding Jitters
Hank, On October 27, 2021 at 15:42

Anything in particular about your wedding itself on the big day that makes you nervous? Some people don't like public speaking so speeches are scary. Some people hate the camera so the idea of being...

Michelle, thursday 28-Oct-21 11 95
Movie Wedding Theme: Cute and Fun or Tacky?
Itsemmalouisa, On October 20, 2021 at 18:00

My fiancé and I both love movies and it’s something we love to do together. We were brainstorming theme ideas and came up with movies which we both thought could be a really fun way to showcase us as...

Itsemmalouisa, tuesday 26-Oct-21 8 91 1
Votive candles for wedding
Daily, On October 18, 2021 at 15:11

I really need a honest opinion!! I love love votive candles to put it right beside table centerpieces, however I’m a little concern about the flame. We will be having kids during the reception. I...

Tracy, tuesday 26-Oct-21 21 117
Tables!? Dance floor!?
Alyx, On October 23, 2021 at 16:40

I want to have rectangle tables and round tables but my reception space it isn’t the biggest and it isn’t the smallest either. Think of the space as a big square it can fit 250 people inside. I have...

Samantha, monday 25-Oct-21 4 114
Cake Flavors, Tiers & Design
Amanda, On October 17, 2021 at 14:43

Hey Everyone! One of the most fun and tasty parts of wedding planning is cake tasting! But it can be a real challenge to narrow down all the delicious choices. How many flavors are in your wedding...

Liberty, monday 18-Oct-21 14 115
Cash Bar or Corkage Bar
Frances, On October 18, 2021 at 02:16

Hi Guys, Just a lot of thinking about how are we gonna do our beverage service on our wedding (getting married on Sept.10,2022). My fiancée and I don’t drink,but both of our friends and family does.I...

Hank, monday 18-Oct-21 4 75
Cake or cupcakes ??
Amanda, On September 16, 2021 at 10:37

I can’t find a reason to spend tons of money on a wedding cake , are pull apart cupcake cakes tacky??

Stacey, monday 18-Oct-21 15 168
Amanda, On October 14, 2021 at 12:24

Hey Everyone! What are your centerpiece plans? Are you going with a traditional floral arrangement, or even a non-floral arrangement? Are the guest tables and head table going to be the same or...

Amanda, thursday 14-Oct-21 9 166
Wedding Furniture Rentals
Hank, On October 13, 2021 at 16:49

How many people are renting extra furniture from external vendors? Sometimes the venue comes with chiavari chairs but others, the default chairs at a venue might be too plain (like the white plastic...

Amanda, thursday 14-Oct-21 6 55
Looking for Hobbit theme inspiration
Jess, On September 14, 2021 at 21:08

Does anyone have any ideas for a Hobbit/Lord of the Rings themed wedding?

Laura, tuesday 5-Oct-21 12 105 1
5 chic rustic head table ideas
Emilie, On October 13, 2016 at 08:05

Hi future newlyweds If you're looking for original ideas to decorate your head table in a chic and rustic way, I'm sure you'll love these ideas for inspiration Which one is your favourite? 1. 2. 3. 4....

Samantha, tuesday 5-Oct-21 3 314 1
Father Daughter Dance
Amanda, On September 26, 2021 at 19:02

Hey Everyone! What song are you dancing to with your Dad on your wedding day?! Can't wait to hear what everyone has chosen My father and I have decided on Tim McGraw - My Little Girl ...

Stephanie, tuesday 5-Oct-21 12 208 2
First Dance Songs
Amanda, On July 19, 2021 at 14:03

Hey Everyone! What have you and your significant other chosen for your first dance song as a married couple?! It's always nice to see what everyone has picked My fiance and I have gone with LONESTAR -...

Amanda, monday 4-Oct-21 36 396
dj Prices
Brianna, On September 28, 2021 at 17:27

Hi all! Was just wondering if anything could give me a rough estimate of how much I should expect to spend on a DJ? we’d need them for my ceremony & reception. If they MC that’s a bonus but not...

Meghan, thursday 30-Sep-21 7 98


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